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Some wheat among lots of chaff

Consultant Software Engineer (Former Employee) Hopkinton, MA

ProsCompensation package great if you know how to negotiate for what you want
Well run internal systems (HR, payroll, expenses, travel etc.)
Freedom to outperform/overwork and be recognized for it (though recognition bonuses are relatively puny for the amount of work involved in going above and beyond)
Interesting acquisitions regularly open up new opportunities

ConsHeavy meeting-based culture, tough to find time to do actual work
Many, many horribly ineffective coworkers riding the coattails of the able
Very cheap when it comes to technology resources (crappy workstations, laptops, lab servers); nearly impossible to purchase equipment for a new project
MBOs can be a lot of work (or almost none) depending on manager's philosophy, and constitute a significant percentage of your quoted 'salary'.
Stock options are few and far between until you climb near the very top of your dev track

Advice to Senior ManagementGive techies more access to the latest gear, don't be so cheap with resources for engineers.
Increase generosity for top performers (stock options and grants and decent bonuses).

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    Stuck in the 1970s

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC


    Pros: They have a nice gym with a swimming pool, and a cafeteria that's partly subsidized.… Cons: No "work-life balance." Mgt. refuses to permit telecommuting or flex time because "that's not how we do things." It's all about face time and obeisance… Advice to Senior Management: The other one-star commenter who said that giving advice was pointless, because EMC is not open to change, was correct. They're dinosaurs.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    EMC More Concerned About Numbers than People

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at EMC


    Pros: Good benefits. Paychecks arrive on time in my account.… Cons: Too large a company, incredible bureaucracy making it frustrating to get the simplest things done. Too much hierarchy, old style management. The hardware side has… Advice to Senior Management: Decide on a vision and execute. Trust your employees… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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